Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge seized 42.7 pounds of methamphetamines with an estimated street value of $641,538 early Wednesday morning.
On March 17, CBP officers at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge came in contact with a northbound 2004 Volkswagen Toureg SUV. The driver was identified as a 26-year-old U.S. citizen from Edinburg, Texas. After the initial primary examination, the vehicle and driver were referred to secondary for further inspection. In secondary, officers seized 22 methamphetamines packages that were found hidden in the VW Toureg. CBP officers seized the methamphetamines and the vehicle.
Hector A. Mancha, CBP port director, Hidalgo, Pharr and Anzalduas said, "Our frontline officers did great work in intercepting and seizing this load of methamphetamines. I commend our cadre of officers for a job well done."
The female driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for further investigation.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.